The Sculpture Center/Late Fall Exhibitions
November 4 – December 17
Friday, November 4
Ground Water: Out of Sight/Site Out of Mind
University of Akron faculty members:
Matthw Kolodziej, painter
Eve Andrée Laramée, interdisciplinary artist
Ground Water: Out of Sight/Site Out of Mind examines the interconnectivity of water within the landscape through art objects, interactive displays and projection, and video. The mission of the group Synapse is to explore enlightened collaborations between art and science. This collaborative group at The University of Akron, involving artists and scientists, explores strategies for observing these invisible connections and for looking at water on a variety of scales. The collaborators come from the fields of biology, landscape design, environmental protection, art education, and studio art. They present the work as an open studio and laboratory demonstrating the possibilities of art and science dialogues.
Public Panel - Ground Water: Out of Sight/Site Out of Mind
November 4 – December 17Friday, November 4
GENTLEMEN OF ODDITY: BARRY UNDERWOOD AND STEVEN JONES
Barry Underwood, winner of the 2011 Cleveland Arts Prize Mid-Career Award (Visual Arts), will create an installation in the Euclid Avenue Gallery, complemented by the work of sculptor Steven Jones of Baltimore, MD, in the adjacent The Platform. The artists have chosen a light hearted presentation of the challenging intellectuality that underlies their work, headlined with Gentlemen of Oddity/Look! See!/Marvel of Marvels.
Underwood, known for photographs of uncannily illuminated landscapes, describes this artistic output as installation or sculpture based, “documentations of dioramas and full-scale installations that are built in-site in the landscape.” For the first time, Underwood will create an installation that exists temporally and can be physically experienced beyond its photograph. Viewers will experience corporally what Underwood describes as the steps of “immersion, apparatus, and evidence. The exhibition will explore and make physically apparent the tensions between illusion and reality – potentially inherent qualities of every photograph and specific qualities that each of Underwood’s photographs cause the viewer to consider.Jones’s recent sculpture, cast pieces of bronze or iron and other materials, also confronts reality, while being couched in a highly humorous and ironic affect. Jones writes, “My current body of work reflects on false memories of simple rural life as I live in urban areas, and a created history of myself identifying with chickens. I use whatever methods are necessary for the final narrative to happen, mostly cast metal, some glass, some fiberglass, some concrete.”
about the artists
Steven Jones grew up in New Orleans, LA, in rural Mississippi, and along the river in southeast Louisiana. He has been in Maryland since 1995, and now lives in Baltimore and teaches at the University of Maryland, College Park. Earlier teaching has included Millsaps College and the Interlochen Center for the Arts, in the summers from 1997-2002. Underwood and Jones met at Interlochen. Jones designed and fabricated a cupola for casting iron at University of Maryland, College Park, and is a principal with Pat Burke of the bronze foundry Chester River Casting on the eastern shore of Maryland
Click here to read Kristin Baumlier's review of Barry Underwood's exhibition.
November 4 – December 17Friday, November 4
Architecture is a heightening of the awareness of one's relationship to and movement through space. studioTECHNE| architects' exhibition of ceiling installation and accompanying hanging displays is organized to emphasize the body's existence within architecture - making the mind aware of not only the architecture, but of one's self.
about the architects
tékne - "the rational method followed in artistic making"
They are dedicated to the ideal that architecture is the transformation of an existing environment into a meaningful place. Making a place meaningful requires good listening and responsive design and planning. Making of place requires that the ideals and goals of the clients are reflected in the constructed environment and that this environment has integrity. Environments made for their clients have many common characteristics: the site and building are in harmony, the chosen means and methods of construction are thoroughly researched and expertly detailed, and the interiors have a rational identity and a reassuring character. These places balance the ideals of resource conservation, energy efficiency, and sustainability with the realities of performance criteria (durability), constructability, and budget.
The Sculpture Center is a not-for-profit arts institution dedicated to the advancement of the careers of emerging Ohio sculptors and the preservation of Ohio outdoor sculpture as a means to provide support for artists and to effect the enrichment, education, enjoyment, and visual enhancement of the Cleveland community and greater region.
The Sculpture Center receives generous support from The Callahan Foundation, the Kulas Foundation, The John P. Murphy Foundation, the Bernice and David E. Davis Art Foundation, The George Gund Foundation, studioTECHNE|architects, the Leonard Krieger Fund of The Cleveland Foundation, Sculpture Center board members, and many individual donors to Friends of The Sculpture Center. Additional generous public funding comes from the citizens of Cuyahoga County and the state of Ohio through:
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